Easy Steps to Harvest Summer Blooms


Follow along as I share tips on flower harvesting. Learn the art of gathering and preserving your summer blooms with these essential tips.

Timing is crucial. Harvest flowers in the morning when they are fully hydrated and the temperatures are cooler for optimal freshness.

Choose flowers at their peak. Look for blossoms that have fully opened and display vibrant colors. Avoid harvesting wilted or damaged flowers.

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Use clean and sharp pruners or garden shears to make a clean cut just above a leaf node or lateral branch. This promotes healthy growth.

Place harvested flowers immediately in a bucket or container filled with water. This prevents dehydration and helps maintain their freshness.

Remove any leaves or foliage that will be submerged in water. This prevents bacterial growth and keeps the water clean for longer vase life.

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Remove thorns, excess foliage, and any damaged petals. Cut stems at an angle and place them in water for a few hours.

Store your harvested flowers in a cool, dark location for a few hours or overnight before arranging them. This helps them firm up and last longer.

Get creative with your flower arrangements! Combine different colors, textures, and heights to create stunning bouquets and floral displays. Enjoy your beautiful summer blooms!

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